Weight Loss Tip- Control Your Portion Sizes

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By controlling your portion sizes you will inadvertently control your weight!

By controlling your portion sizes
you will inadvertently control your weight!

Being overweight can put a lot of stress on your heart and it often is the cause for several other conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels etch. Maintaining a healthy body weight is the best way to decrease the risk of suffering from life-threatening ailments and diseases. One of the best ways to lose weight is to just control the portion size of your meals. Mentioned below are two pointers through which you can control your portion sizes.

Learn all you can about serving sizes. Generally, a serving size is a fixed amount of food such as a cup, a handful, ounces, grams etc. In actuality a healthy serving size is usually quite smaller than people think it to be. For example the recommended serving size for rice is ½ cup, while the serving size for poultry, fish or meat is around 3 ounces or the size of your palm. By sticking to serving sizes you’ll not only be able to lose weight but your body will be able to absorb the nutrients in the meal more readily.

Be very vigilant about restaurant portion sizes. The serving sizes usually served at restaurants are huge. So if you are eating out make sure you either split your meal or try working out a single serving size on your own and get the rest packed for later.

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